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Wanda Lynn (Stark) Eckert

July 31, 1952 ~ May 1, 2019 (age 66)
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Wanda Lynn Eckert, a 66 year old, Laredo, MO resident, passed away at 12:15 a.m., Wednesday, May 01, 2019 at her residence.


Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 3, 2019, at Whitaker Eads Funeral Home in Trenton.  Burial will follow in Wallace Cemetery east of Chula.  A visitation is scheduled from 6:00 until 7:00 Thursday evening.  Memorial donations to the Jimmy Swaggart Ministries for Share-a-Thon or Bible-Thon and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home.


Wanda was the daughter of Hearl Dee and Stella M (Clark) Stark.  She was born on the family farm southwest of Mercer, July 31, 1952. Mrs. Eckert was of the Assembly of God and Pentecostal faith.  Mrs. Eckert’s family moved to Idaho where she attended 1st through 4th grades.  In the spring of 1962 she moved back to Missouri, living east of Laredo and then to Mercer in the fall.  After her sophomore year she dropped out of school for two years.  In the summer of 1970 the family moved to Harris MO and Wanda went back to school and graduated from Newtown-Harris High School with the class of 1972.  After graduating they moved to a farm at Jamesport, MO and in 1973 she began her schooling at the Chillicothe Beauty Academy. She was a hairstylist for 27 years and had her own beauty salon for a few years.  On July 12, 1980 she was united in marriage to Charles Ray Eckert in the home of her parents.  Mrs. Eckert worked at Eastview Manor Care Center for 12 years as a C.N.A., Hairstylist and Laundry Aide.  She took any job very serious and she loved taking care of the elderly.  She always sad that, that was their home and that they should be treated like she would want to be cared for, with dignity and respect.


Surviving relatives include her husband of the home, a brother Jack Stark of Warr Acres, OK, sisters Mrs. Naomi McCullough and husband Randy of Lexington, MO and Mrs. Priscilla Ethridge and husband Leonard of Bolivar, MO, and a God-Daughter Mrs. Jennifer Busch of Brookfield, MO.


Those preceding her in death were her parents, sisters Martha Pearl, Deloris June, Mary Virginia Bunch, Sharon Ann Cattlett, and brothers Robert Lee, Joseph David, and Harold Wayne Stark.

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